Siem Reap – Feel Cambodian culture and explore the temples of Angkor!
Location: North-western Cambodia near Tonle Sap Lake
The town is located in northwestern Cambodia nearby Tonle Sap Lake. It is a major tourist attraction and therefore very easily reachable. The best way to arrive is by plane via the Siem Reap International Airport, just 15 minutes away. One can arrive by bus, but it is not recommended as the journey can be quite long and exhausting. Once here, the best way to get around is by bicycle, taxi, or tuk-tuk.
Business: Tourism from the Angkor site
Tourism has exploded here over recent years due to the ever-increasing amount of visitors who come to see the temples of Angkor. More people come to Siem Reap to see Angkor than to see the city itself, and it is supported by hundreds of hotels, guesthouses, and restaurants. Ranging from hostels to 5-star resorts, it is very convenient to conduct business here.
Culture: A rich heritage coming from the Khmer Empire
Siem Reap is a cultural giant. The temples of Angkor date back to the 9th century and include over 100 temples. They are truly a magnificent site to witness. During your visit, it is highly encouraged to organize a guide to show you around the temples, as they can be quite overwhelming. In the town center, there are several museums to visit, including the Angkor National Museum and the Cambodian Cultural Village, which both give an in-depth perspective into Cambodian culture.
Activities: Visit the temples and relax in luxury
When you are all templed-out, you will find that there is plenty to do in the town of Siem Reap. Luxurious hotels offer spa treatments and there is excellent shopping to take part in at the Old Market. There is also a variety of tours that are available for those wishing to see more of Cambodia. Popular options include horseback riding, quad adventures, and yoga retreats!